Manchester United’s statement on the absence of Edinson Cavani

Manchester United's statement on the absence of Edinson Cavani

The English highlighted the AUF’s decision not to summon the Uruguayan forward, who will not play against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

“Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani will remain in England during the international break after his call for the Uruguayan squad was withdrawn,” said the club through a statement made public 10 hours after the Uruguayan Association of Soccer will announce the cancellation of its call.

The 34-year-old attacker was cited for next Thursday’s match against Peru in Lima, corresponding to the World Cup qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022, and for the duels against Bolivia (Sunday 5) and Ecuador (Thursday 9) at the Campeón del Estadio stadium. Century.

“The last of those clashes will be on Thursday 9 September, so Edinson would not have returned to Manchester until Friday afternoon at the earliest, and the home game against Newcastle United will take place the next day,” recalled the club.

“Uruguay is one of several South American countries that are currently also on the ‘red list? of COVID-19 from the UK Government, which means that travelling players would have to be quarantined for a full 10 days upon return, further complicating the situation, ”Manchester United said.

The Red Devils will play that Saturday the 11th against Newcastle United and then visit the Swiss Young Boys for the Champions League three days later and West Ham United on the 19th for the Premier League. Cavani would have missed all three games if he travelled to defend the Uruguayan team, which would have meant losing ground in the fight for a position.

Manchester United recalled the decision of the Premier League clubs not to give up their players for this qualifying window in September and ponders that “the Uruguayan Football Association seems to have now taken this statement into account, cancelling the inclusion of Cavani in its squad. ”.

“Edinson made his first appearance of the season for United on Sunday, coming in as a substitute in the 53rd minute during the Reds’ 1-0 win over Wolves,” the club recalls. This aspect was also considered by the coaching staff of the Uruguayan team, which in consensus with the player made the decision not to call him now and to do so in October.

Cavani will have to fight for a position on a very competitive front. With playmaker Bruno Fernandes and forwards Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo has now joined to expand the list of options for Norwegian coach Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer.

 

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